About

I am currently a funded graduate student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), working as a Research Assistant for Dr. Craig Shue. My intrests involve securing residential Internet of Things (IoT) devices, web security, and networking .

Projects

Research

Classifying IoT Design Patterns

WPI, August 2016 - December 2016

Establishing security properties of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, classifying residential IoT device communication design patterns, and deciding what attack vectors must be satisfied to increase IoT security. Advised by Dr. Craig Shue and Dr. Krishna Venkatasubramanian of the WPI Computer Science Department.

Host Context Extraction Agent

WPI, November 2015 - February 2016

Evaluating the effectiveness of graphical user interface actions and analyzing if actions increase network flow security. Creating higher level network flow policy with the use of software defined networks to secure end-host system interactions within their local network. Advised by Dr. Craig Shue of WPI Computer Science Department.

Mongoose, A Novel Lightweight Cross-Platform Botnet Over TOR

Keene State College, January 2015 - May 2015

Effectively monitor and actively create ways to prevent distribution, communication, and attacks made on servers via cross-platform hybrid (peer-to-peer and client/server) model botnet through the TOR network. Advised by Dr. Wei Lu.

Presented in: Keene State Academic Excellence Conference and 36th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P) as an extended poster abstract.

S&P Poster